PRONUNCIATION KEY:
an   an, as in animal
ch   sh, as in shame
dj   as in jam
é   ay
è   eh, as in yet
en   as in penny
ò   oh (nasal), as in hot
on   as in honey
ou   as in foot
tj   as in catch
During the independence season, you will find many things to eat and drink. Here are few words and phrases to work with while you are at the restaurant or bar during the festive season.

Vocabulary

beer byè orange juice ji zowanj wine diven
grapefruit juice ji panplimous soursop juice ji kòwòsòl rum punch yon ponch
accra akwa dasheen dachin smoked pork vyann kochon pafimen
bakes béks fried fish pwéson fwi rice diwi
bananas fig fruits fwi vegetables léjim
roast breadfruit yanmpen woti ground provisions pwovizyon yam yanm
chicken poul peas pwa
minced codfish bouljaw plantain bannann

Mwen vlé…
Something to drink?       Kéchòy pou bwè?
Can I help you?       Bonjou, ès mwen sa édéw?
Yes, I want…      Wi, mwen vlé…
I want a glass of juice.       Mwen vlé yon vè ji.
Something stronger?       Kéchòy pli fò?

I want a beer.       Mwen vlé yon byè.
I want a rum punch.       Mwen vlé yon ponch.
I want a glass of wine.       Mwen vlé yon vè diven.
Something to eat?       Kéchòy pou manjé?
I want a fish broth.       Mwen vlé yon braf pwéson.
I want a pelau.       Mwen vlé yon pélaw.
I want a sandwich.       Mwen vlé yon sandwich.
Enjoy your meal!       Bonn apéti!